The Importance of Protest
Wednesday November 9th will be another history-making day for politics.
Having lost the battle against the 9K university fees, students are still coming out in their droves to get riled up about cuts to education and the public sector. The NUS along with many other unions across the country have set the 9th as another day of activism, inviting thousands of students, lecturers, teachers, public sector workers and allies to tell the government that we’re not happy with what they want to do with our rights. Some say that the damage has already been done but if we don’t keep fighting then what pressure are we putting on them to change that? Campaign groups say that these education cuts will hit groups that are already marginalised like working class students, racial minorities and even women. We have to defend our rights as students and as citizens of a just and fair society.
Two students are even going as far as pursuing legal action against the government on the grounds of breaching human rights to accessible education. This is serious stuff. http://www.thenationalstudent.com/News/2011-11-03/Students_launch_a_legal_campaign_against_tuition_fees.html
It may not feel like much but by hopping on a bus with other SUSU students and walking around London for the day, you become representative of all those who couldn’t be there to fight their corner. SUSU will be marching. Again. Join us!
Book your bus ticket via the box office and find out more details here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=313843248630814